Erik Reichenbach - Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Caramoan

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 72 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 2


Erik Reichenbach on social media: twitter | Instagram | comics/art website

Erik Reichenbach - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S16: Micronesia 4.63 10.05 0.46 7 7 11 0.63 1.62 - - - 1.09 6.25
S26: Caramoan 2.47 9.90 0.25 6 2 9 0.59 1.53 - - - 0.84 3.99
Career 7.09 19.95 0.36 13 9 20 0.65 1.58 - - - 1.00 5.13

 

Erik Reichenbach - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

87%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

64%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

78%

Challenges: MPF percentile

11%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

68%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

92%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Erik Reichenbach - Challenge record

Reinventing the Wheel - Ep1 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-14):

  • Micronesia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Reinventing the Wheel" - Airai wins.
  • Micronesia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes tiles, but Airai loses, thanks to Chet's inability to find a key.
  • Micronesia Ep. 3 RC: "Beach Bash" - Airai loses again.
  • Micronesia Ep. 3 IC: "Nut Bucket" - With Joel, Natalie, Tracy, one of the holders for Airai, and Airai wins.
  • Micronesia Ep. 4 RC: "Diver Down" - One of the puzzle solvers for Airai, but Malakal wins before the fans get to the puzzle sage.
  • Micronesia Ep. 4 IC: "Crosswalk" - Has trouble with his lock at the start, Airai loses again.
  • Micronesia Ep. 5 RC: "Cat and Mouse" - Now switched to Malakal, and the new Malakal promptly loses.
  • Micronesia Ep. 5 IC: "A Stone's Throw" - New Malakal loses again.
  • Micronesia Ep. 6 RC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Malakal loses.
  • Micronesia Ep. 6 IC: "United We Stand" - Malakal loses again.
  • Micronesia Ep. 7 RC: "Money Roll" - For once, Malakal wins one!
  • Micronesia Ep. 7 IC: "United We Stand" - Back to losing for Malakal.
  • Micronesia Ep. 8 RC/IC: "The Gauntlet" - Takes a beating, Malakal loses again.
  • Micronesia Ep. 10 RC: "Money Roll" - With Ozzy, Jason, and Amanda, finally part of a winning team.

 

Shoot to Thrill - Ep12 IC

Individual challenge record (4-for-8): (Mean % finish: 71.3%)

  • Micronesia Ep.1 Ind. IC - Walks right past Airai's necklace.
  • Micronesia Ep.9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Lasts over an hour, sixth person to drop out (4th/10).
  • Micronesia Ep.10 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - With Cirie, first to drop out, 20 minutes in, bribed with candy (Tie-9th/9).
  • Micronesia Ep.11 IC: "Pool Party" - Erik wins! On his birthday! (1st/8).
  • Micronesia Ep.12 RC: "Body Slam" - Second person eliminated (6th/7). No family reward.
  • Micronesia Ep.12 IC: "Shoot to Thrill" - Erik wins his second straight immunity (1st/6).
  • Micronesia Ep.13 RC: "Survivor Roots" - Erik wins again, this time at Survivor trivia (1st/5).
  • Micronesia Ep.13 IC: "Dash-Dig-Decode" - Erik wins his fateful third immunity (1st/5).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Micronesia: None.

Hot Pursuit - Ep7 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-12; 1 sit-out):

  • Caramoan Ep.1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Dawn, loses the Faves' only point against Shamar & Julia, but Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep.1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - With Brenda, tosses crates down from the third floor, but after Malcolm tosses, Bikal loses.
  • Caramoan Ep.2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - With Andrea & Brenda, one of three divers, and Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Competes, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders" - Holds up platforms for Andrea and Brenda, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes first tile for Bikal, Bikal wins, again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Sits out for once, as Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 6 IC: "Crate Outdoors" - Now switched to the new Gota, which promptly wins big.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - Tags Phillip for the win, as new Gota wins again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 IC: "Phoenix Rises" - Rower and diver (with Brenda & Eddie), Gota wins again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 RC: "Jump Shot" - Part of the winning team (with Michael, Reynold, Eddie, Cochran).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Part of winning team (with Dawn, Reynold, Phillip, Cochran).

 

Fun Climb - Ep12 F7 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-8): (Mean % Finish: 40.1%)

  • Caramoan Ep. 8 IC: "Caramoan Catering" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 6/12).
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Third person to drop out (9th/11).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 IC: "Keel Hauling" - Eliminated in first round (3rd/4).
  • Caramoan Ep. 11 IC: "Drop A Log" - Second person to drop out (8th/9).
  • Caramoan Ep. 12 F8 RC/IC: "Bermuda Triangle" - With Eddie, drops out immediately for donuts and milk (Tie-8th/8).
  • Caramoan Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Fun Climb" - Wins by a huge margin (1st/7).
  • Caramoan Ep. 13 RC: "Loved Ones Dizzy Gillespie" - Doesn't win, but gets reward, anyway (bottom 5/6).
  • Caramoan Ep. 13 IC: "I Hold On" - Second person to drop, at 25 minutes (5th/6).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Caramoan: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 14
Played: 26
Win%: 0.54
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 5
Played: 16
Win%: 0.31
Mean% Finish: 55.7%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -

 

Erik Reichenbach - Tribal Council record

Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Micronesia: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8):

  • Micronesia, Ep. 2: Mary Sartain (voted out, 6-2-2).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 4: Mikey Bortone (voted out, 6-3).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 6: Chet Welch (voted out, 5-2).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 7: Tracy Hughes-Wolf (voted out, 5-1).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 8: Ami Cusack (voted out, 4-1).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 9: Eliza Orlins (voted out, 8-2).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 11: Jason Siska (voted out, 4-3-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Micronesia, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Tracy and Chet.
  • Micronesia, Ep. 8: One vote, from Ami.
  • Micronesia, Ep. 13: Four votes, from Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, and Natalie (voted out, 4-1, after giving the immunity necklace to Natalie).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Micronesia, Ep. 14: Voted for Voted for Amanda Kimmel (who finished second, 5-3).

Ep13 Tribal Council

Idols/advantages held/played (1/0):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 12: Using the clue Andrea won at the RC/IC, found the hidden immunity idol, then immediately handed it over to Andrea (Day 31).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 12 (F8 vote): One vote, from Reynold.
  • Caramoan, Ep. 13: One vote, from Eddie.

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 13
Tribals: 20
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 2
For winners: 1
Received: -

 

Erik Reichenbach - Pictures
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    Micronesia intro shot
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    Micronesia intro shot
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    With Tracy and Mary, getting rowed in, S16 opening sequence
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    With Alexis, Natalie, Jason, getting rowed in, S16 opening sequence
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    More fans canoe, S16 opening sequence
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    Unnecessarily extreme close-up, S16 opening sequence
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    Politely clapping for Parvati as the 'favorites' are introduced
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    Newly buffed and drenched, ready to not find an idol
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    Listening to Probst, pre-idol hunt
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    First across the lagoon, but not seeing the idol, Ep1 idol hunt
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    Lined up and ready to go, Ep1 IC
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    Racing out to the puzzle
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    Casually flinging sand on Ozzy and James
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    Assembling the turnstile puzzle
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    Airai wins! First immunity!
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    Celebrating with Airai
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    Applauding the favorites for voting out Fairplay, pre-Ep2 RC/IC
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    Choosing Kathy to sit out, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Getting ready to smash, then grab
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    Smashing and grabbing
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    With Airai at his first Tribal Council, Ep2. Stuck on the end.
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    Doing a commendable job faking Chet into thinking he's in trouble
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    Got his game face on, Ep3 RC
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    Full Airai tribe, pre-Ep3 RC
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    Dragging a pants-grabbing Eliza into Airai's end zone
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    Getting a hug from Ozzy
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    Listening to Probst, Ep3 IC
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    Hoping for better results than in the RC, Ep3 IC
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    Airai just has to out-hold James. No problem, right?
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    Still holding for Yau-Man's shot
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    Starting to get a bit heavier
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    Airai wins, Ep3 IC group hug
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    Displeased with a poor Airai performance, Diver Down - Ep4 RC
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    Supposedly an Ep4 confessional, but looks earlier
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    Airai listening to Probst, pre-Ep4 IC
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    None of these keys fit!
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    Ready to vote out Mikey B, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Listening to the vote, Ep4 Tribal
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    Getting a necklace from Probst, Ep12 IC
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    Relax, he keeps this one, Ep12 IC
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    Sad Sack snuffing, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Caramoan intro shot
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    Caramoan intro shot
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    S26 pre-game interview
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    He's a favorite now! S26 favorites' pre-game lineup
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    Actually featured in an S26 pre-season ad
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    Fresh off the chopper and into the S26 Ep1 RC, with Dawn
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    Rooting on Brandon and Andrea
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    Still watching the Ep1 RC
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    Arrival, Ep1 IC. Underplayed by CBS, of course
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    More arrival
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    Checking out the fans tribe
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    Watching the tossing, Ep1 IC
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    Bikal attends the Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Plunging and pulling for Bikal, Ep2 IC
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    Looking on as Phillip wins the Ep2 IC
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    Bikal wins again! Ep3 IC
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    Listening to Probst, pre-Ep4 RC
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    Passing off Brenda, Ep4 RC
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    Bikal wins reward!
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    Watching from the bench, Ep5 RC
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    Ready for some fun times at 'Tribal Council' as Brandon leaves, Ep5
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    Getting switched to Gota, Ep6
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    Listening to Probst with New Gota, Ep6 IC
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    Meet the formidable New Gota tribe, Ep6 IC
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    New Gota cruises to victory
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    Leading New Gota's hot pursuit of New Bikal, Ep7 RC
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    Setting the pace
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    The final charge
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    Woo! You're it, Phillip! Now let's go back the other way!
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    Shocker: Gota wins, Ep7 RC
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    Passing out from too much cookie, Ep7 reward
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    Listening to Probst, Ep7 IC
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    Paddling the Gota canoe
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    Unclipping the phoenix
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    Already back to the beach, Ep7 IC
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    Watching Reynold's grappling hook technique
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    Ready for the merge, or whatever, Ep8
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    Emerging from the water, about to merge
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    Merge feasting
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    Feeling contemplative
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    The Enil Edam tribe reads the first individual IC treemail
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    Getting sage dating/gross food challenge advice from Eddie, Ep8
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    Good one, Eddie!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Excited for some rare delicacies
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    Mmmmm... grubby
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    Hoping someone leaves some leftovers
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    Emerging from the water again, now at the merge camp
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    Gotta stay hydrated
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    Pioneering a novel voting strategy, Ep8
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    Really? That name?
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    Finally getting a confessional in Ep8. Woo.
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    The Enil Edam tribe attends its first Tribal Council, Ep8
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    Yeah! Tribal Council! Woo!
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    Part of the winning team (as is Michael), Ep9 RC
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    Broing down, Ep9 reward
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    Underwater, mostly, Ep9 IC
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    At the Hold Up, Bro tribal council, Ep9
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    Despite appearances, on another reward-winning team, Ep10 RC
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    Close to winning, Ep10 RC
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    Winners, Ep10 RC
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    Amused by Phillip's lack of pre-pool showering, Ep10 reward
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    Pre-challenge lecture time, Ep10 IC
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    The triple-immunity Tribal Council, Ep10
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    Watching Malcolm and Eddie play their idols
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    Auction time again, Ep11
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    Getting ready to drop a log, Ep11 IC
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    Still in it
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    ...and out of it
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    Stuck on the end at Tribal Council again, Ep11
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    Ready to go, Ep12 final 8 RC/IC
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    Donuts you say, Probst? Fine, we'll drop out
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    Woo! Go, you guys, or whatever
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    Coming from a family of diggers has its advantages
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    Stuck on the end, yet again, Final 8 Tribal Council
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    Possibly dead, post-Reynold boot
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    Wake us when the fun starts - 'Fun Climb' - Ep12 F7 IC
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    Almost done, Fun Climb
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    No, Probst, I'm not planning to give this one away, thanks for asking.
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    Immune, Ep12 Final 7
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    Apparently, immunity means you don't have to sit on the end, for once
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    Possibly dead again, early Ep13
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    A chilling vision of things to come, early Ep13
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    Watching loved ones videos, pre-Ep13 RC
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    Not actually Erik, but related
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    Group selfie, pre-Ep13 RC
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    Let's bro down together, Ep13 RC
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    Ready to go
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    Waiting for Brenda to give away her reward
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    Come on, Brenda, move it along
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    We love you guys! Ep13 reward
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    Hey guys, let's everyone wave!
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    Groan, this type of challenge is always death, Ep13 IC
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    This is still going?
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    Ah, that's more like it.
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    Heading to Tribal, Ep13
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    Back on the end again, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Whoa, sorry you're going home Sherri
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    Why is Brenda getting up and talking?
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    Why is Probst talking to me? Are we still at Tribal? Ep14
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    End of the line. Ep14 medevac.
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    Out just in time for the final jury, Ep14. Woo.

 

Erik Reichenbach - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Laura Burrows at IGN.com (5/10/08): "Survivor: Micronesia Interview - Erik"

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/13/13): "Medically evacuated Erik slams the 'disrespectful...ridiculous...insane...farce' of a Survivor reunion show"
  • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (5/13/13): "Talking with the Winner and the Final 5 From Survivor: Caramoan"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/14/13): "Erik Reichenbach and Eddie Fox talk Survivor: Caramoan"
  • Erik Reichenbach AMA on Reddit (5/16/13)

 

Erik Reichenbach - Bios

From his official CBS bio page:

"Erik Reichenbach was born and raised in Pinckney, Michigan. He is currently in his senior year of studying art at Eastern Michigan University, and is a member of the college's track team. Reichenbach works at an ice cream parlor called 'Screams' in Hell, Michigan, where he also designs t-shirts, hauls canoes and entertains his customers. He previously worked in landscaping, construction and as a freelance graphic designer.

Reichenbach's hobbies include drawing, writing comic books, rock-climbing and studying philosophy/religion. He describes himself as animated, earnest and familiar. He is very proud of his running accomplishments during his senior year of high school, where he set the school's 400 yard record (49.3 seconds), and being able to run in the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Carolina. Reichenbach is a member of the Eastern Michigan Cross Country and Track team, Pinckney Pirate Track and Field Alumni and a rock climbing club

Reichenbach believes he'll go far on Survivor because he is a good listener, entertaining, optimistic, athletic, a creative thinker and can easily be a leader or a follower.

Reichenbach is currently single and lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his cats, Furrball and Kittyfizzle (K-Fizz for short). His birth date is November 27, 1985."

From his official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:

"Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member

Occupation: Comic Book Artist

Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: Micronesia

Inspiration in Life: My Dad and my girlfriend, Dana.

Hobbies: Drawing, running and traveling.

Pet Peeves: Quiet or opinion-less people.

3 Words to Describe You: Easy going, humorous and original.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Contacts – So I can see. 2) Acrylic Paint – To paint a “masterpiece” at tribal camp. 3) A deck of cards - to eliminate any boredom.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy – I am great at challenges too!

Reason for Being on Survivor: To show everyone that I am really not dumb, and in actuality I am a smart, funny guy who just does things in a different way.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’m physically strong and easily adapt to my surroundings.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I adapt to working with different personalities easily and I have enough of an understanding of the game to improvise if necessary."